10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
2
Durango
— 2 nights
3
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
4
Canon City
— 1 night
5
Aspen
— 1 night
6
Ouray
— 3 nights

1
night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 22nd (Mon), explore the ancient world of Long House, steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace, thenexplore the ancient world of Balcony House, and finally delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park online vacation planner.

San Bernardino to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour car ride. Traveling from San Bernardino to Mesa Verde National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Bernardino in June since evenings lows in Mesa Verde National Park dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Long House ©
Long House
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

2
nights
Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
On the 23rd (Tue), trot along with a tour on horseback and then hit the slopes at Purgatory Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at San Juan National Forest and then examine the collection at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Durango trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest
Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort

1
night
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls, and then take in the natural beauty of The Springs Resort & Spa.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Pagosa Springs trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Durango to Pagosa Springs in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. While traveling from Durango, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Pagosa Springs, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Nature Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then cruise along Skyline Drive.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Canon City trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Canon City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Pagosa Springs in June: high temperatures in Canon City hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

1
night
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then get engrossed in the history at Wheeler/Stallard Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip planner.

You can drive from Canon City to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Canon City in June; daily highs in Aspen reach °F and lows reach °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Aspen

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Wheeler/Stallard Museum ©
Wheeler/Stallard Museum

3
nights
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Yankee Boy Basin and Ouray Alchemist Museum. Kids will enjoy Bear Creek Falls and Yankee Girl Mine. Get out of town with these interesting Ouray side-trips: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park) and Museum of the Mountain West (in Montrose). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ouray County Museum.

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You can drive from Aspen to Ouray in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Aspen in June, you will find days in Ouray are slightly colder (°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (°F). On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Bear Creek Falls, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Museum of the Mountain West
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Mountain West ©
Museum of the Mountain West
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls

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